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Arenal Eco Zoo

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Calle Real el Castillo, s/n, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1058
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Exceptional experience run by really knowledgeable and gracious people

We noticed a car pulled over by the side of the road and stopped to ask the Costa Rican person if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A J
via mobile
Saw the zoo, ate at restaurant, did night tour. Everything wonderful

Victor is one of the best snake handlers in the country. He was born in the area and knows the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cat V
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Real el Castillo, s/n, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 1058

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We noticed a car pulled over by the side of the road and stopped to ask the Costa Rican person if he was a guide. He replied he was and told us they were stopped there because they had seen a bushmaster. He offered to...More

Thank A J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Victor is one of the best snake handlers in the country. He was born in the area and knows the terrain well. His son is pursuing a masters in biology and did our tour (in English) throughout the zoo. They both have a passion for...More

Thank Cat V
Reviewed 8 October 2017

An amazing collection of area reptiles and amphibians with up-close viewing and an excellent educational stop for anyone interested. The guided tour takes an hour or two and is well worth the time spent. You will learn a lot.

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We visited the Arenal Ecozoo on our second day in Costa Rica and the information we gained from the knowledgeable and enthusiastic Carlos became our reference point as we explored the different habitats during the rest of our trip. We had read a fair amount...More

1  Thank lowdenb
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

If you have any interest in snakes, frogs, lizards, or bugs, this is the place for you. Friendly Victor runs the place and is the supreme herpetologist who's enthusiasm for his critters is unmistakable. Carlos, our tour guide, was also very excited to tell us...More

1  Thank TooTallTim
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to the Eco Zoo because my daughter loves snakes. Our tour guide Carlos was very knowledgeable,friendly, and enthusiastic. We had a great time holding some of the reptiles. We went there in the afternoon for the tour and they let us...More

Thank Chrs1975
Reviewed 4 August 2017

If your children are up for it then this is great for them. A wide variety of snakes, frogs and other smaller animals are on show and are being looked after here - as we arrived the owner had gone to a neighbouring house and...More

Thank ToJoXanBella
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We think Costa Rica is wonderful - but of all the attractions we visited - this keeps on being talked about Handling sales not your thing, just try a little. Carlos was brilliant. Truly nuts about snakes. Carlos took a family portrait of us holding...More

Thank smw63
Reviewed 4 August 2017

My daughter, my husband and I visited this zoo, which was a great idea especially in rainy days. You learn about the animals of the region and some interaction is possible. The red feet frog was my favorite and we all enjoyed the about one...More

Thank Lorena V
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We spend a rainy morning here. Not being particularly fond or interested in snakes or other reptiles we were mostly looking for something to do that wouldn't get our last dry cloths wet. So we ignored the $20pp entrance. I'm happy we did, it was...More

Thank Holger W
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Erezdean
23 February 2017|
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Response from Alexventures | Reviewed this property |
I believe that we paid $20-25 USD per adult
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Judah B
9 March 2016|
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Response from Glenda R | Reviewed this property |
I believe the fee to enter the park was included in their admission. Obviously tip is separate. Have fun!
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